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Do you have an interest in dental anxiety and fear management?

Dental Fear Central offers a wide range of resources (including tips for dealing with dental anxiety from clinicians with a special interest in treating apprehensive patients, courses, product reviews, and a newsletter) specifically targeted at dental students, clinicians and allied professionals.

Why are people afraid of the dentist?

In this video, Finn, a nervous patient, explains what caused his phobia, what dental phobia feels like, and how his dentist helped him:

How can I help my nervous patients overcome their fears?

Mike Gow BDS, MFDS RCPS, PGCert in the Management of Dental Anxiety, MSc Hyp, is one of the UK’s most prominent experts in the field of dental anxiety management. In this interview, he explains how this interest developed and shares some of his tips for helping nervous patients. Also covered are tips for painless injections, a discussion of the Wand and similar devices, sedation, and hypnosis: